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Poster: jory2 Date: Nov 9, 2011 9:56am
Forum: web Subject: Re: Parked domain’s robots.txt disallows viewing of past content.

"There may or not be an agreement that the new owner takes over those rights."
As you know websites host images, graphics, logos, trademarks, text ... not only Copyrights come into play but all Neighboring Rights associated with Intellectual Property. Including privacy and publicity rights.
In order for a legal transfer of Rights to take place the website owner had to own and retain all rights to all the content hosted on the website.
Why would any content owner/webmaster reassign their Rights to someone who bought a domain name?
Companies change addresses all the time, very few leave (and give) their inventory to the next person who rents their previous company address.
Sure it can happen, but what are the realistic chances?